Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Apr 2013 20:14 UTC
In the News Martin Hedberg has interviewed Jean-Louis Gassee - founder of Be, Inc. and former Apple executive. We're looking at 45 minutes (part 1, 2, 3, and 4) of talk about operating systems an their future, so sit down, relaxe, and enjoy.
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RE[2]: Excellent!
by garyd on Sun 14th Apr 2013 01:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Excellent!"
garyd
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2008-10-22

I quit going to Usenix cons in the late 90s because I got tired of the GNU zealots getting up at the mic at every presentation and asking some stupid off-topic question in a sad, pathetic attempt to convince everyone to join their cult. I still cringe when I hear these kind of people who believe that their way is the only way and that the entire IT world should bend to their will. So I get a small amount of joy any time someone like that get their ass handed to them.

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RE[3]: Excellent!
by kaiwai on Mon 15th Apr 2013 02:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Excellent!"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I quit going to Usenix cons in the late 90s because I got tired of the GNU zealots getting up at the mic at every presentation and asking some stupid off-topic question in a sad, pathetic attempt to convince everyone to join their cult. I still cringe when I hear these kind of people who believe that their way is the only way and that the entire IT world should bend to their will. So I get a small amount of joy any time someone like that get their ass handed to them.


I second that - I'd sooner there be a debate about open standards and who can best implement those open standards or whether closed ones can be replaced with open ones rather than this over the top fixation on closed source vs. open source.

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RE[4]: Excellent!
by moondevil on Mon 15th Apr 2013 06:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Excellent!"
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2005-07-08

Also agree.

Open source is good for consumers, but not so if you are a company.

It always sounds great on paper, until you try to make a living out of it.

I am an open source fan, but I only make use of it if it makes business sense.

Not everything is server side code that can pay bills just by doing support contracts or consulting.

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